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  • In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence, study finds

    In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence, study finds
    If you’re a chimp, the smarts you have are in large part the smarts you were born with, according to a new study that put 99 chimpanzees through a battery of intelligence tests. The findings, published in the journal Current Biology, show that...
  • Making Health Care System More Efficient Subject Of Forum

    HARTFORD -- A forum on health care Monday had a "best of times, worst of times" feel. Some members of the panel convened by U.S. Rep. John Larson spoke of the tremendous explosion of knowledge and innovation that is dramatically remaking the health care...
  • Students awarded Community Foundation scholarships

    Eighty-three local students received college scholarships from donors to the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The Community Foundation has about 100 scholarship funds, established by donors and this year more than $730,000 has...
  • U.S. reverses proposal to list wolverine as threatened species

    U.S. reverses proposal to list wolverine as threatened species
    A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official has ordered federal biologists to withdraw their conclusion that the last 300 wolverines in the continental United States deserve threatened species status. The biologists had recommended the protection on...
  • Kathy Van Mullekom: Beneficial bumblebees pollinate many plants, including native spiderwort; but beware the not-so-nice perilla

    Today, for the monthly introduction to an insect, native plant and invasive plant, you meet the nice native plant spiderwort and the not-so-nice perilla. You'll also meet the beneficial bumblebee. Information on these species comes courtesy of Helen...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Hartford Biodiversity Camp And BioQuest 2014

    Twenty Hartford area students have been selected to participate in a free five-day biodiversity camp and BioQuest, giving them a first-hand appreciation for the broad assemblage of plants and animals in their local communities in the company of nationally...
  • Wood stork's 'threatened' status causes controversy

    The nation's premier advocate for wild birds supported authorities when they eased protections for bald eagles and other species in past years. But the move last month by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to downgrade safeguards for wood storks,...
  • Working mothers, double standards and what bugs me about Tina Fey

    There are two reasons that American women continue to be obsessed about balancing motherhood and work in a way that most American men are not. First off, biology: Until men can get pregnant, give birth and lactate, there is never going to be a day where...
  • Two water snake species threaten to displace native snakes

    Two types of non-native water snakes have gained a foothold in the Sacramento region, and scientists fear their spread could imperil endangered native species. A thriving population of the common water snake and the southern water snake now call the area...
  • Quick-acting protein could be used to fight viral infections

    Quick-acting protein could be used to fight viral infections
    When a virus enters a cell, the invasion is not welcome. The cell goes into a defensive mode, with one particular gene expressing a protein whose long scientific name oligoadenylate synthetases-like protein is more easily referred to as OASL. That...
  • Coyotes reportedly getting bolder

    In her 16 years with OC Parks, Barbara Norton has seen her share of coyotes. But the number is up this year, and the animals are reportedly more aggressive, which Norton said could be the result of California's record drought. "There are a lack of...